After Dallen was born in August of 2009, my weight has been on a roller coaster ever since. In December it finally hit me that it was time to get serious! I had a few options and those included Type 2 diabetes or dying at an Early age because my heart isn't going to be able to do this forever! The only problem is when Food controls your every move! It isn't as easy as changing eating habits or working out! I am a Food addict and not the funny kind. I am like the alcholic or meth addict that needs Re-hab and new friend to start a new life! But don't they say the First step is admitting it? Well it out! I love food. I use it for comfort when I am happy,sad,mad,cold,hot,sweaty or anything else that would deem a reason to eat! I don't really know where it came from or how it was formed. Maybe from Childhood or some traumatic event in my life! All I know now is I am tired of being tired! I want to get down on the floor and play with my kids and not worry about getting up afterwards. I want to go to an Amusement park and have a FUN time because I got to go on the rides with my daughter not sit on the sideline cause I cant fit! To Sit in a chair in a room full of people and not feel like everyone in the room is laughing because they can see my fat spilling over the sides? To go into a store in the mall and buy that cute little shirt in the window! Side note: I have never shopped for clothes in a mall cause they have always been to small! I want to live my life before I am old and my kids are grown and I think to myself man I wish I would have tried harder to loose weight so I could enjoy my kids and the Wonderful Husband that I have been blessed with! So I am now doing Weight Watchers and Today was my First Weigh in and I lost 6.6 pounds and that sent me over my 20 lb goal! I am so excited! I am hoping to INSPIRE you to CHANGE.. or Help someone who needs INSPIRED!!
So here is the First of the NEW me: 20 pounds lighter!!
As I start this Journey it seems hard to challenge my mind with new recipes that are both Healthy and Fun! I have a tendency to fall back to the things I know. Those meal that your Mom made when you were growing up that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But when you realize those same meals are the meals that are preventing you from you goals it somehow seems easier to challenge you mind! So tonight I came up with this recipe it was online but I altered it a little as I don't like to eat healthy and then use pre-packaged stuff so tried to use as little of pre-packaged as I could without making it to difficult! So Here it is:
Spinach-Mushroom Alfredo with Whole Wheat Pasta!!
It was So very Yummy and the Kids Loved it! No need to add anything with it cause it is a balanced meal all on its own.. Spinach and mushroom as your veggies and Chicken as your protein then Whole Wheat Noodles as your Carbs! And you know its good if my kids ate it!! And they did!! So I know you are wondering how do I make this? Here It is:
In Large Skillet Pour in 2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil with 2 cloves minced Garlic, Heat pan on Medium Heat.. Then add Chicken. When Chicken is cooked add Mushrooms and Spinach ( I shredded it a little as I put it in the pan). When they are both almost cooked, Remove and set aside in a bowl. In pan put approximately 4 cups of Fat-Free Milk bring to a boil.. In side measuring cup or bowl pour another 1/2 cup milk put in microwave for 50 seconds. Then add 2 tablespoons Corn Starch. When Alfredo starts to thicken add chicken mixture. And 1 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese! Serve over Whole Grain Noodles!